Formal Minutes

Tuesday 26 June 2007

Members present:

Mr John Denham, in the Chair
Mr Richard Benyon
Ms Karen Buck
Mrs Ann Cryer
Mrs Janet Dean
Mr Patrick Mercer
Margaret Moran
Gwyn Prosser
Martin Salter
Mr Gary Streeter
Mr David Winnick

New Member

The Committee considered this matter.

Visit to United States

The Committee considered this matter.

PACE Codes

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That, in the opinion of the Committee, the Government's proposed revisions to PACE Code C, relating to arrangements for access by suspects to free legal advice, should be subject to parliamentary scrutiny by means of affirmative procedure.

Future Programme

The Committee considered this matter.

â‚ËœThank You' to Advisers

The Committee considered this matter.

A Surveillance Society?

The Committee considered this matter.

Professor Carol Dezateux, Institute of Child Health, University College London, Dr Ian Forbes, Royal Academy of Engineering, and Professor Simon Wessely, Academy of Medical Sciences; Shami Chakrabarti CBE, Director of Liberty, Jago Russell, Policy Officer, Liberty, Dr Eric Metcalfe, Director of Human Rights Policy, JUSTICE, and Dr Chris Pounder, Editor, Data Protection & Privacy Practice, gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 3 July at Ten o'clock.